NIGHTWISH: 'Overwhelming' Demand For North American Tour Tickets

NIGHTWISH's North American booking agency First Row Talent has issued the following update regarding the band's upcoming tour, which is scheduled to kick off mid-October:

"Due to overwhelming demand for tickets for tour kick-off in Springfield, Virginia on October 15, 2007, the date is set to go on sale to the general public officially via Ticketmaster as well as EnterTheVault.com on March 1, 2007 at noon local time. Also the tour closer in Atlanta, Georgia on November 17, 2007 goes on sale via Ticketmaster exclusively on March 1, 2007 at noon local time. These two shows join the San Francisco date on November 2, 2007 (which is already on sale) as the only three shows that will be available through normal ticketing systems."

NIGHTWISH North American tour dates:

Oct. 15 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Oct. 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
Oct. 18 – New York, NY @ Nokia Theater
Oct. 20 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Oct. 21 - Montreal, QUE @ The Medley
Oct. 23 - Toronto, ONT @ The Docks
Oct. 24 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Down Under
Oct. 26 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
Oct. 27 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Oct. 28 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Oct. 31 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Nov. 01 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Nov. 02 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
Nov. 04 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
Nov. 06 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Nov. 07 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
Nov. 08 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
Nov. 10 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Nov. 11 - Dallas, TX @ Palladium
Nov. 12 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
Nov. 14 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Nov. 15 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
Nov. 17 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

The pre-sale began on February 23 through the Internet only and is the only way to purchase tickets for the time being. The purchase tickers to all shows taking place at a House of Blues venue, click here. All other dates will be on sale directly at EnterTheVault.com.

NIGHTWISH is currently working on its new album for a tentative late summer release. The band is expected to announce a new singer and release a brand new single at the end of May.

NIGHTWISH fired its original singer, Tarja Turunen, via an "open letter," which was given to the singer immediately following their final concert together, which took place on October 21, 2005 at the Hartwall arena in Helsinki, Finland. The Helsinki show was filmed and recorded for the "End of an Era" DVD and CD, which entered the German chart at a No. 3 and has been certified gold for sales in excess of 25,000 copies.

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